Hi Laura, Welcome to SP-it's good to have you join us! I hope you enjoy your time here & that it helps you in reaching all your goals!
SP works but like anything else, it works only when we do! Like so many here, I'd tried everything under the sun to lose wt, but SP is the only thing I've ever had real success at, and ENJOYED it!!
Surgery might be right for some, but it still requires a lifestyle change to keep the wt off permanently. If you'll stick around here and never give up, you will amaze yourself at what you can achieve!!
Enjoy your journey!